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Official album cover for Lahai by Sampha


Sounds of Growth & Love: Sampha Presents Lahai

By Jarris Jones Music Journalist As I built my music catalog, there were a few artists I vividly remember being at the top of my early music playlist. Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino, James Blake and Dom Kennedy. In the summer of 2014, I had just finished my second year of middle school with my mom working full time and having to share a room with my […]

todayDecember 7, 2023 5

Citizen on stage at Mohawk in Austin


Citizen, Narrow Head and Modern Color

By Brendan Morrow Music Videography Assistant  On Nov. 7, I was thrilled to be allowed to see Citizen, Narrow Head, and Modern Color at Mohawk during the Austin stop of their 2023 USA tour. About two weeks into their six-week-long “Calling The Dogs” tour, the trio of bands had already completed most of their West Coast dates. Austin was the first of the two Texas dates, along with Dallas the […]

todayDecember 6, 2023 34 1

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Managing finals week stress

By Regina Seáñez Promotions Team Member As the holidays get closer and the fall semester ends, there’s still the last and final stretch for college students. Finals season is upon us, and the semester seems heavier and more rushed than ever. Time feels like it’s running out, and with so many final exams and projects due, getting things done on time without cramming everything in all at once seems almost […]

todayDecember 3, 2023 12

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Vision San Marcos plan postponed

Oyinda Rickford News Reporter In an unexpected turn, the eagerly awaited Vision San Marcos plan, a comprehensive initiative set to redefine urban development in the region, has been postponed. The decision followed a special session of the San Marcos City Council, where officials cited the need for a meticulous approach to ensure the plan's long-term success. Originally scheduled for implementation later this year, the Vision San Marcos plan aimed to […]

todayNovember 20, 2023 24

The TXST Jazz Ensemble at their performance

KTSW Loves

KTSW Loves: TXST Jazz Ensemble

By Kayla Vargas Promotions member At Texas State University, the music scene thrives, with one hidden gem being the enriching Jazz Ensemble. This ensemble is located within the School of Music and is a space that welcomes music enthusiasts, offering a home to share musical talents with like-minded souls. The TXST Jazz Ensemble, an intimate group, provides students with the opportunity to explore their musical styles within an intense and […]

todayNovember 20, 2023 11

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Album Review

Album Review: the secret to life by FIZZ

Michael Ybarra Music Journalist The time has come for the waking world to acknowledge Fizzville, a whimsical dimension created by the European band FIZZ. After they pushed their debut release back a full six weeks, their album did not disappoint. The singles prior, including up-tempo tracks like “As Good As It Gets” and “High In Brighton”, perfectly encapsulates the overall message of the album. However, the full release gives listeners […]

todayNovember 18, 2023 25

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Bobcat Radio

I-35 Rival men’s hoops preview & volleyball opener in tournament

In this Friday edition of Bobcat Radio, the crew of Justin Brown, Joey Gonzales, Thomas Terry and David Castaneda discuss Bobcat's football preview against Arkansas State Red Wolves, Volleyball looking to start on a good note in the tournament against Marshall, Men's Basketball looking to bounce back against I-35 rival UTSA and Women's Basketball looking to extend their winning streak against UTRGV! Catch BCR every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, live […]

todayNovember 18, 2023 26

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KTSW Newscast: Nov. 16, 2023

By Danielle De Lucia and Ezekiel Ramirez Chief Editor of News and News Reporter On this week’s newscast, co-hosts Danielle De Lucia and Ezekiel Ramirez bring news about a former San Marcos teacher charged with three counts of sexual assault, the newly elected City Council Members of San Marcos, Texas State University professors make a key discovery of how planets are formed and more. Tune in every Thursday at 5 […]

todayNovember 18, 2023 26

six different album covers of j-pop


The many faces of Japanese rock

By Nayeli Esquilin Music Journalist Various aspects of Japanese culture have reached different parts of the world, especially music. Many are introduced to Japanese music from TV dramas and anime. Through this, J-Pop was rising in popularity for a moment in time here in the U.S. But J-Rock seems to have not had a chance yet. Like other parts of the world, Japanese rock (aka J-Rock) emerged in the 1950s […]

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